Chinthe Women - Women's Auxilary Service Burma 1942-1946, researched and edited by Sally and Lucy Jaffe

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Chinthe Women - Women's Auxilary Service Burma 1942-1946, researched and edited by Sally and Lucy Jaffe

Chinthe Women - Women's Auxilary Service Burma 1942-1946, researched and edited by Sally and Lucy Jaffe

Booklet published in 2002, 52 pages. A5 size booklet (N6646CHPPE)

From the rear side cover: The WAS(B)s were a 250 strong team running mobile and static canteens throughout the Burma campaign. Often working within the sound of the guns, some men say that they were never without a WAS(B) between them and the enemy. The women shared the gruelling living conditions and relentless weather with the soldiers whom they served and for this they were held in the highest regard. Many were decorated for their service. Contents include:

INTRODUCTION Ninian Taylor explains the motivation of the WAS(B)
ESCAPE OVERLAND Fleurette Pelly describes her journey by land and air
EVACUATION BY SEA written account by an unknown WAS(B)
MOBILE AND STATIC the official purpose of canteens
OUR VOICES women write about their experiences
CANTEEN DUTIES job descriptions for the girls
FUN AND GAMES Joyce Hill's diary provides some amusing anecdotes
BUNS AND SANDWICHES Bubbles Clayton writes home about her work
CLOTHlNG AND EQUIPMENT essential items for women in the field
SERVICE IN JAPAN Elaine Cheverton talks about her wartime experiences
WARTlME LOVE two poems and the description of a WAS (B) wedding
RECRUlTING OVERSEAS official correspondence about expanding the service
MOVEMENT REPORT an official tally of units served by No. I canteen
CHAR AND WADS men who served in Burma remember the canteens
BURMA CORRESPONDENT Majorie Usher's diary details daily life in Burma

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New